Boom! Imagine a huge meteor landed just behind your feet. Earth is dying, and people are getting extinct, which never seemed to be possible. Some wonder, “Why didn’t humans find any other habitable planets?”
Did scientists find any other planets? Are scientists even close to finding other planets? People need a substitute planet you need when Earth is dying.
Yet, scientists have found no exoplanets that appear habitable, but many scientists have found enough exoplanets to show that habitable planets must be out there. means a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system. For example, Dagon is in the Alpha Piscis Austrinus System. Scientists believe that engineers have the technical ability to build a ship that can move at a speed of about 5% of the speed of light. However, some people disagree.The closest confirmed habitable planet to Earth is in the Gliese system, nearly 20 light years from Earth. Our current fastest spacecraft don't yet reach even 1% lightspeed nor do engineers to build spacecraft for long voyages that would be needed to reach a distance of 20 light years.
Can Scientist Observe Planets Many Light-years Away?
However, scientists have the ability to observe planets many light-years away. Scientists have found a young planet, orbiting around a star about 450 light-years away. At this early point of its life, the planet isn’t much more than a clump of dust. Containing between three and eight times more mass than Earth, the protoplanet is orbiting a star called HL Tau, 450 light-years away from Earth. The protoplanet is near the star, where scientists suspect rocky planets are likely to live.